Richard Thomas Black

May 17, 1948June 22, 2019

Richard T. Black, 71, passed away June 22, 2019.

He was the son of the late Edward and Louise (Avanzo) Black. He is survived by his wife Christine L. (Martinuzzi) Black, his son Richard K. Black and his wife Gale of New Jersey, his granddaughter Lindsey Black, his brothers Edward and Ronald Black, and several nieces and nephews. He also leaves his beloved dogs Skye and Layla.

Richard had served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and had worked as a telecommunications technician for Synet, Inc. before retiring.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service followed by military honors on Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery Columbarium Chapel, 301 South County Trail, Exeter, RI.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Massachusetts Union for Siberian Huskies at


  • Memorial Service Friday, June 28, 2019


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Katheryn Black

June 25, 2019

Chris i am so sorry to hear that Richard has passed..the memory that I want to share is the day Rick saved my life .John wanted me to take him at the end of his illness to say goodby and say thank you to our counselor Joanne ,at this time he could hardly walk.I heard a knock at the door and it was Rick ,John was so happy to see him ,and he was able to get John into the car for was such a surprise and a blessing and I have probably told that story a million times....Rick was just a nice guy and like his brother mellow and laid back !!! ....xoxo